What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
My standard fee is $100. per 60 minute hour. However, in those cases where individuals are struggling to make ends meet, I offer a reduced fee so that money does not create a barrier for them in receiving the services they need. Anyone that wants mental health help deserves the opportunity to receive those services.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
The client will arrive at my office, and I offer them water. Then, I ask that they complete my intake form. The next step is learning from them more about what they would like to see happen as a result of their therapy. They are able to ask any questions to learn more about my work. The work begins in that initial session, and
then, I create a personalized and effective treatment plan to assist them in reaching their goals. The minimal
number of sessions is one per week, although depending on the first session, they could be scheduled more often.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Due to my being licensed, I am required to do 36 hours of Continuing Education every two years. Usually, I attend Conferences and Workshops for both Marriage and Family as well as for Clinical Hypnotherapy. These meetings deal with the latest in evidenced-based practices, which keep me informed as to the latest and most effective treatments in my field. I would choose to attend these meetings whether or not I would be required to do so, because I gain so much with more up to date knowledge about my specific field of work.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
The counseling and hypnotherapy fields are my third career. In the past, I was a classical clarinettist, and a hotel manager. I decided following my second career that
what I really wanted was a career that would allow me to help others be happier in the lives. I went back to school to reach my goal.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I see a varied clientele, who have issues happening in their lives which are causing difficulties for them. I listen to them, take time to learn about what they want to achieve through therapy, and then provide them with the tools and strategies which are needed to be able to manage the issues on their own.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
After over 30 years in the counseling and hypnotherapy fields. I'm sure that you are looking for a successful experience in therapy, and be able to resolve those issues which are in the way of you being happy. I recommend that you are comfortable with the practitioner you choose, and that he/she is a qualified, experienced and a licensed professional.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
I want you to know that my purpose in working in the Counseling and Hypnotherapy fields is first to listen. I want you to feel heard and understood, so that you are comfortable in working with me as your therapist.
I want to talk with you to learn about what matters to you, and choose the best and most efficient way of assisting you in getting the results you want.In addition, I want your experience of counseling to be a positive one, providing the understanding and the tools you need to utilize in the future, to support and maintain greater happiness in your life. Above all, I want you to know that I am dedicated to providing the highest quality ,caring and effective counseling and hypnotherapy services.